USSA Sprint Cars Return to Anderson; MEP Late Models, G.W. FWD Oval &
Thunder Roadsters Also in Action
(June 13, 2012) – Racing
action returns to Anderson Speedway on Saturday, June 16 with the second
appearance from the USSA Sprint Cars. Other divisions in action include
McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive
Oval and Thunder Roadsters.
In the inaugural USSA Sprint Car Race on a cold Sunday afternoon in April,
Aaron Pierce led Jimmy McCune, Brian Gringas and Jason Cox across the finish
line in the 100-lap Glen Niebel Classic. The USSA Sprinters will take the
green for a 50-lap feature on June 16th.
USSA and Anderson Speedway Officials will be assessing both the field of
cars and fan response to the race. “We are looking at how both the
competitors and fans respond to the race at Anderson on the 16th,” said Eric
Bunn, USSA VP and Competition Director. “If it seems like the enthusiasm
necessary to make it work is there, we will be taking a hard look at adding
an Indiana centered series for non-winged pavement sprint cars based on the
Pay Less Little 500 car rules in the 2013 racing season,” Bunn explained.
The United States Speed Association also sanctions the Mel Kenyon Midget
“For non-winged pavement racing to prosper, we will need a solid base of
competitors along with the fans coming out to the race tracks in order to
build a financial case for the promoters to schedule an event, and that’s
what we hope to begin to find out this Saturday at Anderson,” commented Don
Kenyon, President of USSA. Kenyon continued, “We want to thank Anderson
Speedway for investing in the race on April 29th and the one this Saturday
night so we can all see how to make non-winged pavement sprint car racing
In the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, Josh Poore has moved into
first position in the standings with a 15 point lead over Ronnie Rose. Third
in the standings is Brandon Phillips with Fred Hopkins and Josh Cave
rounding out the top five.
Ron Phipps continues to pace the G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval
standings with a 138 point cushion over Marshall Clark Jr. Four-time feature
winner Jerry Dane ranks third with Paul Phipps and Trevin Henson completing
the top five performers.
The Thunder Roadsters will make their third stop at Anderson Speedway this
season. Chris Weddle has visited the winner’s circle in the previous two
events. On Saturday night, the Thunder Roadsters will be showcased in a
25-lap feature event.
On Saturday, June 16, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the racing
beginning at 8. Admission is $15 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12.
Children five and under get in free.
For additional information on Anderson Speedway, visit
www.andersonspeedway.com or contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.